Dr. Vijayakumar M. currently serves as Professor at the Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Kochi. He pursued his MD in General Medicine, DNB in Medicine, DM in Cardiology and Fellowship Cardiology Thorax Center Rotterdam.


  •  Cardiovascular Imaging and Diagnostics - COEUR Erasmus MC.
  •  Cardiovascular Clinical Epidemiology.
  •  Atherosclerosis Research.

Additional Training

  • Trans Aortic Valve Implantation- TAVI (2013).

Area of Interest (s)

  • Adult Interventional Cardiology.
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair including Hybrid Aortic Stenting.
  • Coronary intervention.

Special Interest

  • Research in Atherosclerosis and devices.
  • Dietary Oil and Coronary Artery Disease.

Clinical Trials

  • Co Investigator for MICHEL ANGELO OASIS 6 (STEMI).
  • Co Investigator for Peri Operative Ischemic Evaluation study (POISE STUDY). Co investigator OLYMPIA REGISTRY.
  • GlObal TAXUS Liberté RegistrY PrograM to SupPort Worldwide CommerciAlization – Inter-Continental Launch Phase.
  • Co Investigator for RELY study Randomized evaluation of long term anticoagulant therapy (RE-LY) comparing the efficacy and safety of two blinded doses of dabigatran etexilate with open label warfarin for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: prospective, multi-centre, parallel-group, non-inferiority trial.
  • Co Investigator for FUSION II.
  • Co Investigaor - Cardiovascular disease surveillance among the adivasi population of Wayanad district; ICMR.
  • Co investigator - SEPIA TIMI42.
  • Investigator - Balance Study.
  • Investigator - Randomized study of coconut oil and sunflower oil in coronary artery disease patents won standard medical treatment.
  • Investigator - Astronaut study.


Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title


Vijayakumar M., “Permanent Pacing in a Patient with Tricuspid Prosthesis Widening Therapeutic use of Coronary Sinus”, Indian Heart J, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 611–613, 2013.


Vijayakumar M., “Cardiac Anaphylaxis: A Case of Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction after IM Epinephrine for Anaphylactic Shock”, The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2013.


Vijayakumar M., “Intracardiac Echocardiography Guidance during Percutaneous Transluminal Septal Myocardial Ablation in Patients with Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopahy ”, Int J Cardiovasc Intervent, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 134-137, 2005.


Vijayakumar M., “Siroilimus Eluting Stents for the Treatment of Atherosclerotic Ostial Lesions”, J Invasive Cardiol, vol. 1, pp. 10-12, 2005.


Vijayakumar M., “Comparsion of Three–Year Outcomes After Coronary Stenting Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients With Multivessel Coronary Disesase, including involvement of Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Proximally ”, Subanalysis of the ArterialRevascularization Therapies StudyTrial, Am J Cardiol , vol. 94, pp. 627 – 631, 2004.


Vijayakumar M., “Effectiveness of Sirolimus- Eluting Stent Implantation for the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease in Octogenarians”, Am J Cardiol , vol. 94, pp. 909-912, 2004.


Vijayakumar M., “Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis for Left Middle Cerebral Artery Embolic Stroke During Percutaneous Mitral Commissurotomy”, Catheter Cardiovasc Interv , vol. 62, pp. 249-251, 2004.


Vijayakumar M., “Fracture of Cutting Balloon Microsurgical Blade Inside Coronary Artery During Angioplasty of Tough Restenotic Lesion: A Case Report ”, Catheter Cardiovas Interv , vol. 58, pp. 199-201, 2003.


Vijayakumar M., “Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty with Cutting Balloon and Stenting for isolated bilateral Aorto-Coronary ostial stenosis in a young female”, IHJ, vol. 53, pp. 490-492, 2001.


Vijayakumar M., “Familial Lutembacher Syndrome in Mother and Daughter”, IHJ, vol. 49, p. 415, 1997.